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Aug 18, 2013 1:20pm EDT
. the bipartisan commission to improve voting that president obama announced in his state of the union addresses a good start. it is chaired by his campaign lawyer and romney campaign's lawyer and i hope the findings receive a serious hearing when they are announced. in the senate i championed the bill that requires making election day a federal holiday, require states to work to reduce waiting times at polling places, provide early voting, put in place uniform standards for voter registration, and identification by including same-day registration across the country as well as make it a federal crime to deceive voters by sending flyers to minority neighborhoods of false information. it was important to provide a paper record and improved security measures for electronic voting machines as well. there are many problems that we cannot fix but preserving fairness and equality in our voting system is one that we can and we should. as secretary of state i saw the countries take steps to increase voter participation and strengthen their democratic processes. there is no reason we cannot do the same in
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